Suspect arrested after kidnapping at El Paso County drive-thru

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a kidnapping on Aug. 25, 2021. (Daniela Leon, KXRM)

WIDEFIELD, Colo. (KDVR) — Update (Aug. 26): The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office found the suspect’s vehicle in the 1300 block of Ranier Drive where he was allegedly threatening another woman and forcing her into the vehicle.

The suspect, identified as Stephen Vigil, apparently pulled a child into his lap from the backseat when he was stopped but obeyed all commands and the child was safely removed with no injuries.

Vigil faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder
  • First Degree Kidnapping
  • Eluding
  • Child Abuse

Original (Aug. 25): The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a kidnapping Wednesday afternoon.

At 4:47 p.m., someone reported shots fired and that a female was forced into a vehicle, according to El Paso County Sheriff spokesperson Lt. James Vidmar.

FOX21 reported it happened at a Sonic off of Main Street.

There was a second report of a female running near Interstate 25 and Academy Boulevard.

Authorities are now looking for someone named Devon Larson and say a suspect was taken into custody.

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